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Louisiana Downs Presents Stakes Doubleheader on Saturday

Louisiana Downs will host the 350-yard, $15,000 Swift Stakes on Saturday.

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BOSSIER CITY, LA—-JANUARY 23, 2017—Jess Bein The Hero, a stakes-placed son of Valiant Hero racing for Juan F. Martinez-Labastida, will make his first start against aged runners in Saturday’s 350-yard, $15,000 Swift Stakes at Louisiana Downs.

Trained by Miguel Rodriguez, Jess Bein The Hero will be making his first start since December 17, when the stallion ran second, a half of a length behind winner Ivan James, in the 400-yard Evangeline Downs Derby. Jess Bein The Hero has earned $35,553 from three outs while racing exclusively in Louisiana.

Jess Bein The Hero drew post 9 and will be ridden by Santiago Mendez.

Other contenders include Hugo Morales’ Specials Jess, a 5-year-old Spit Curl Jess gelding trained by Eusevio Huitron. Specials Jess is coming off of a 2016 campaign during which he banked $67,630 from five starts and scored a clear 1 1/4-length victory in the 400-yard, $70,000 Boyd Morris Memorial Handicap (R) for Oklahoma-breds at Remington Park.

Cesar Gomez will ride Specials Jess from post 8.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments---

  1. One Dimple (Everardo Rodriguez)
  2. First Prize Bonnie (Donald Watson)
  3. Running Game Patriot (Donald J. Guynes)
  4. Fly By You (Alfonso Lujan)
  5. Mariachy King (Noe Castaneda)
  6. Hiclass Vodka (Ricardo Hernandez Jr.)
  7. Apollitical Wave (Rene Gutierrez)
  8. Specials Jess (Cesar Gomez)
  9. Jess Bein The Hero (Santiago Mendez)
  10. Soraya Seis (Jose A. Rodriguez)..

Party Girl Stakes

A field of eight Louisiana-bred distaffers has been entered in Saturday’s 350-yard, $25,000 Party Girl Stakes (R).

Rbd Jessaswingin, a multiple stakes placed 5-year-old Swingin Jess mare trained by Yoani Abreu for owner Jaime Gutierrez, drew post 7 and will be ridden by Alfonso Lujan. Rbd Jessaswingin earned $36,750 from 10 races last season, and her resume included second-place finishes in the 350-yard, $50,000 Audubon Stakes (R) at Fair Grounds Racecourse, and the 220-yard, $20,000 Evangeline Downs Dash Stakes at Evangeline Downs.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments--

  1. Jet Black Presence (Donald Watson)
  2. Fast Dash Chicks (Floriberto Maldonado)
  3. Poonies Perfect Jet (Donell Blake)
  4. Cajun Diva (Juan M. Torres)
  5. Rt Zoomin Bigtime (Noe Castaneda)
  6. Osceola Patriot (J.R. Ramirez)
  7. Rbd Jessaswingin (Alfonso Lujan)
  8. Be Bop Agouti (Juan C. Garcia).

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